hombrepalo (1831) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Archer Liquors. Ehh didnít really care for this beer, there are lots of better IPA out there. This is just average IMHO. Poured clear dark golden color with light lasting head, leaves some cascading foam on the glass. Smell is of grass, bit of lemon and spices. Taste is soft of floral hops and grass. light mouthfeel with light tingle. Overall just an average IPA, somewhat safe for the non-hoppy population.
thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a clear gold with a large white head. Aroma is a very mild pine with not much in the way of malts. Flavor is a little better with some floral hops and a strange burning that follows. Finish is weak and i donít really get any lasting hops after the swallow. If i was in the mood for something hoppy this would not be on my list. Disapointing.
Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. -> Eng. Pint. Pours a crystal clear, diluted amber, with an eggshell head that dissipates, like, fast. Smells of hops, feet, mild cheese (which might just be the feet smell), & grass. A touch of grassy bitterness upfront - the Chinook? - and then the grass-i-ness gives way to ..., well, a carbonated Nothing (similar to soda?). The Nothing is quickly bested by Atreyu, who, in this production, is played by a nice, balanced secondary hop presence, with ample malts to know peace is restored. BASTIAN! Not at all yeast-y or cereal-y, like some other NBs of various persuasions. Plus I know a Doppelgšnger of the guy used in the marketing.
rader58 (782) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color. Aroma of spruce with a slight hint of citrus. Taste is bitter and sour with flavors of pine, floral and grapefruit. Very nice and easy drinking with a full hop flavor and a nice grapefruit finish.
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tequila Hoppers in Upland. Poured a very clear golden color with thin nice white head. Aroma was nice and citrusy with hints of caramel. Taste was well balanced between hops and malts. Pallet was a little thin with medium carbonation. Overall I enjoyed this one.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy golden-orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is quite pleasant for an IPA not over the top but a very nice citrusy hop scent . The taste has good citrusy(grapefruit, & lemon) hop flavor with a moderate to medium bitterness in the end. This is a great sessionable IPA that is not overhopped but very balanced for the style & the price is very reasonable.
HonkeyBra (3422) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
While I was buying this beer, driving home, and refrigerating it, I kept hoping that they didnít use a similar malt profile to fat tire. I pour it into my glass and take a big wiff and what do I get? Bam. Fat tire malts. Strong hops, but those same old fat tire malts. Strong hops in the flavor. Strong hops and those doughy fat tire malts. Itís drinkable. Just not that interesting. If you imagine fat tire as an IPA, youíve had this beer.
brenn79 (1545) - Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours golden with average head and above average lacing, the aroma is outstanding, there is more hops in the nose of this beer than most Double IPAís. The flavor is sweet citrus and spruce, and goes down very smooth. I canít praise this beer enough, I thought I was going into a good beer, but instead it turned out to be one of New Belgiumís best.
drjay44 (2670) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2010 12 oz. bottle. Pours a white tiny bubbled head of good duration, with attractive lacing, over a clear, light amber (SRM 7) body....nose is pine, resin, citrus, grass....taste early is light malt (toffee) then to citrus/pine/resin, finishing with grass....mouth feel is slightly light, carbonation makes for a creamy flavor explosion. This is a slightly different American type IPA in that the lighter hop characteristics come out. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
beernbourbon (1310) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pour is clear copper with small white head. Aroma is citrus hop dominated with a subtle malt backbone and a light bubblegum character. Really a great aroma. Flavor is also dominated by citrus hop with a nice balancing sweetness from the malt. Very tasty, crisp, and refreshing. Very solid IPA.